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Mesdames on the Move ~ Joan O’Callaghan

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Raising a Glass to the Best Bloody Conference Ever! ~ by Donna Carrick

What do you call 250 Canadian Crime Writers at the Toronto Hyatt Regency in June? A Bloody Blast, that’s what! Chaired by our own Mme Cheryl Freedman (aka She Who Must Be Obeyed), featuring Canadian Guest of Honour Vicki Delany, … Continue reading

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Life is like a book of chocolates ~ Guest blogger Lisa de Nikolits

Life is like a book of chocolates. Yeah, I know, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense! But bear with me and let me explain. I am a bookaholic and a chocoholic and it occurred to me the other … Continue reading

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Arthur Ellis Awards ~ June 5, 2014, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto

Well, Friends, the results are in. Our beloved THIRTEEN did not win the Arthur Ellis Award last night, but it certainly made a terrific showing, with TWO nominations for Best Short Story. Our two nominees are: Watermelon Weekend by Donna … Continue reading

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BOOK COVERS: AN ART EXPLOSION! ~ M.H. Callway

Greetings Readers! Technological revolution causes a paradox in impacted businesses: a rapid crumbling of seemingly impregnable bastions of commerce coupled with the birth of flourishing new enterprises. The proliferation of the e-book has led to a huge demand for book … Continue reading

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We Are So Proud…………………….. by Joan O’Callaghan

What a few months it’s been for both THIRTEEN and its contributing authors, the fabulous Mesdames of Mayhem! On Thursday, April 25, an excited audience gathered on the lower level of Indigo at Manulife in Toronto to enjoy readings by … Continue reading

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Open Invitation – Exciting Multi-Author event: Moonshine Café in Oakville

Don’t miss this fabulous event! (See open invitation below.) WHEN: Sunday May 18th. 1:00 pm WHERE: Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr Street, Oakville, ON WHO: Vicki Delany (Under Cold Stone, Poisoned Pen Press) Melodie Campbell (The Goddaughter’s Revenge, Orca Book Publishers) … Continue reading

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Music, Music, Music…and Books ~ by Catherine Astolfo

“She looks like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.” What does this tell you about the character of a woman who thinks this about her friend? (Especially since that friend has just careened off their balcony to … Continue reading

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ROUSING PRINT LAUNCH FOR THIRTEEN ~ M.H. Callway, Nov. 26, 2013

On October 27th, the fabulous Mesdames of Mayhem celebrated the print launch of their first anthology, Thirteen, at their favorite bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street. The serendipitous and ghostly collision of date and title made the Halloween theme a no-brainer! … Continue reading

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BOOKS AND THE ART OF THEFT ~ Melodie Campbell, Nov. 19

Puzzled by the title? It’s simple. In high school, I had to read Lord of the Flies, The Chrysalids, On the Beach, To Kill a Mocking Bird, and a whack of Shakespeare. Yuck. Way to kill the love of reading. … Continue reading

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